Redline and Siemens collaborate on fixed and mobile WiMAX interoperability

    - Siemens among first WiMAX equipment vendors to participate in
    Redline Ecosystem Verification(TM) program -

    TORONTO, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider
of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, and
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices, today announced private testing
to verify interoperability between Redline and Siemens WiMAX Forum
Certified(TM) products. The testing is part of the Redline Ecosystem
Verification(TM) ('REV') program designed to accelerate the deployment of
interoperable WiMAX networks.
    "The success of WiMAX depends on the ability of carriers to deliver the
services their customers demand," said Dr. Marc Achhammer, Senior Vice
President and Head of WiMAX, Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices.
"Today's WiMAX solutions deliver the fixed and portable capabilities as well
as the range of devices that offer a range of choices to WiMAX subscribers,
and provide operators the flexibility they need to plan and deploy a
profitable network. When complete, our interoperability testing with Redline
will ensure carriers have more choice, flexibility and capabilities for their
WiMAX networks."
    The REV interoperability testing confirms that carriers can incorporate
Redline's RedMAX(TM) and Siemens WiMAX modem Gigaset SE471 and the outdoor
modem Siemens 2010 in their WiMAX networks. The REV program augments the
testing for WiMAX Forum Certification, verifying that carriers can achieve
connectivity between Redline infrastructure and Siemens devices in their
network and manage the devices.
    "As leading WiMAX vendors, Redline and Siemens understand carriers' need
for interoperability in their networks," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President,
Business Development and Marketing, Redline Communications Inc. "The true
growth in WiMAX will be driven by carriers' abilities to support a greater
range of personal broadband devices on their networks. Redline and Siemens are
ensuring that carriers can realize the real benefits of WiMAX technologies."

    The Redline Ecosystem Verification Program

    The Redline Ecosystem Verification program verifies connectivity and
performance between Redline's RedMAX and RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX products and
other WiMAX devices, enabling carriers to accelerate the deployment of
interoperable networks. The program also includes Redline's RedCONNEX family,
which is used by carriers around the world to support high-bandwidth voice,
video and data services. Several WiMAX equipment companies including base
station, customer premise equipment and chip manufacturers, as well as WiMAX
peripherals vendors, are now taking part in the REV program.
    "Redline is working with companies across the WiMAX ecosystem to ensure
carriers can deliver the most advanced services and support the greatest range
of devices on their RedMAX network," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President,
Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications Inc. "Our 'REV'
program encompasses the devices, applications and core network providers that
are enabling the solutions that carriers need to operate a reliable and
profitable communications network."

    Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family

    Redline's RedMAX family of WiMAX solutions includes the world's first
complete system to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) mark for conformance
to the WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability. Redline's
carrier-class RedMAX Base Station (AN-100U) supports voice, video, and
prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless
broadband networks. Redline's WiMAX products also include the RedMAX Indoor
Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for
enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX Management Suite enables
operators to monitor and control the network, ensuring high service
availability. Redline is maintaining its WiMAX leadership with the expansion
of its RedMAX family to include products for additional frequency bands,
applications and standards.

    RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX Platform

    The RedMAX 4C is the latest addition to Redline's family of WiMAX
products. Operating in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands, RedMAX 4C is
designed to conform to the requirements for 802.16e Certification Wave 2,
which is the WiMAX Forum's official certification program for Mobile WiMAX.
Supporting a high concentration of subscribers, it enables operators to
realize a rapid return on their WiMAX investment, with a low total cost of
ownership. The RedMAX 4C includes a modular, standardized (micro)TCA (micro
Telecommunications Computing Architecture) chassis base station that is small,
lightweight and easy to deploy. RedMAX 4C will also include a suite of indoor
and outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile
handsets and PDAs.

    About Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices

    Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH & Co KG is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. The company focuses on the design,
development, manufacturing and distribution of the full range of Siemens
Gigaset products, including cordless phones, home media devices and broadband
products and services which enable seamless, integrated communication
solutions for operators and consumers. The company operates worldwide with a
fiscal year's revenue stream (September 30, 2006) of approximately 960 million
euros. For more information, visit

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based
wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM)
systems, RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX systems, and award-winning RedCONNEX(TM)
family of broadband wireless infrastructure products enable service providers
and other network operators to cost-effectively deliver high-bandwidth
services including voice, video and data communications. Redline is committed
to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the continued development
of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products. With more than 50,000
installations in 80 countries, and a global network of over 150 partners,
Redline's experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and
government organizations roll out the services and applications that drive
their business forward. For more information, visit

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For further information:

For further information: Redline Media Contact: Carolyn Anderson, (O)
(905) 479-8344 ext. 2333, (M) (647) 296-3117,; Siemens Home and Office Communication
Devices Media Contact: Sabine Seitz, +49 89 722 45156,

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